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Innovation Recognition 2016

The City of Grande Prairie held their annual Innovation Recognition event on Wednesday, April 6 where several Crime Prevention team members were recognized for their nominations for innovative practices and or programs.  We are extremely proud of the efforts put forth by everyone involved and excited for these programs and process changes going forward!


Name of Nominees
Description of Nomination
Kaylee Desfosses, Chantal Fontaine,
Scott Watson, Shawn Graham
Crime Prevention along with the RCMP and City of Grande Prairie Enforcement Services have teamed up to Help End Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) in Grande Prairie. These partners along with community volunteers launched the GP HEAT program in December.  The volunteers are paired up with other partners to walk through parking lots and neighbourhoods across the city and issue Crime Prevention Notices based on visual inspections of vehicles to identify risks for theft of and from motor vehicles.  The goal of this program is to bring attention to the risk of possible theft of and from motor vehicles to help citizens learn to protect themselves and their property.  The aim is to have a positive impact on the community
Kristi Lea,
Patricia Millward
The Neighbourhood Eye Program provides residents of Grande Prairie with training and PPE to safely walk in their neighbourhoods and report suspicious activities, and engage citizens to create improvements in their communities.
Cheryl George,
Kaylee Desfosses, Janelle Henley, Tim Pradzinski

Resource Library: By incorporating the library system onto the City servers allows for better functionality where previously it had been on a standalone laptop.  This was not ideal as the laptop crashed and the library system was unable to be accessed or utilized for almost a year.  Adding the system to the servers allows the addition of WebOpac capabilities whereby the public, partner agencies and staff members alike are able to search for library items from wherever they are to assist them in job duties, research and reading for personal interest.

There is also a new process for selecting resources that guides our curating of materials.  This guide prioritizes resources that are: New (time of publication), Canadian, and directly related to one of Grande Prairie's root causes of crime; these are Substance use and abuse, breakdown of the family unit, lack of community connectedness and bullying.
Crime Prevention Staff and Others

Spring GP HEAT Blitz Takes Place on April 24 and 25
On April 24 and 25, a GP HEAT (Help End Auto Theft) educational blitz to prevent auto-related theft hits the streets.
Posted Date: 4/19/2018